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Welcome to Fircrest Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in University Place,WA
Call us at (253) 564-5661

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (253) 564-5661!

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If you live in University Place or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Christopher Eugenio is a licensed WA veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Fircrest Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Christopher Eugenio has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our University Place veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (253) 564-5661 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our University Place veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for University Place pet owners.

At Fircrest Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Christopher Eugenio
University Place Veterinarian | Fircrest Veterinary Hospital | (253) 564-5661

6920 27th St W
University Place, WA 98466

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Asta Tobiassen, DVM

    Dr. Asta Tobiassen was born in Norway and moved with her family to the Seattle area when…

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  • Chris Eugenio, DVM

    Dr. Christopher Eugenio was born in Manila, Philippines. He got his Bachelor’s of Animal…

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  • Angie Hager

    Angela (aka Angie) Hager was born at McChord Airforce…

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  • Cody Hager

    Cody Hager was born in Tacoma and moved to University Place when he was 3 years old. Our…

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  • Heather Schlegel

    Heather was born and raised here in Tacoma, WA and graduated from Stadium High School in…

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  • Marleesa Jasan-Mendez

    Marleesa was born & raised in Tacoma. She graduated from the Science and Math…

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  • Sean Tipton

    Sean was born in Las Angeles, California and moved to…

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Our Regular Schedule

We close 12 pm - 2 pm for Lunch


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8:00 am-2:00 pm




Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Incredibly kind and thoughtful. My poor pup is still battling some things, and they treate her with such concern and care. Best vet I have been to in Tacoma area. Dr. Tobison is amazing!"
    Christina Layn Smyre
  • "We had an amazing experience and can not rave enough about how amazing Dr.Eugenio and his staff are. They are extremely caring and compassionate. We will not be going anywhere else. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!"
    Sammie Syth
  • "The most amazing and caring staff I have ever known. Also, Dr. E is AMAZING!! You will not regret bringing your beloved fur babies here!!"
    Cindy Hagness

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